Simplicity 8513 Stretch Velvet Bodysuit

This Bodysuit is FIRE!!! Quick and easy and can be worn dressy or casual. My plan is to wear it with jeans and matching boots. YES, I bought boots to match this fabric, who wouldn’t? This Wine/Burgundy color is all over the place. You see it in jackets, shirts, sweaters, jeans, leggings, t-shirts, and boots, of course. LOL! img_3915

This was how I spent my Saturday Night. It was the best. I studied this pattern for a week to make sure I could get the snaps and the sleeves to be perfect. The snaps were a struggle, but I got it done. The sleeves, came out FABULOUS. I took a Guided Sew Along with Leslie Bentley over at The Sewcial Place on Facebook to learn the sleeve technique and with that guidance I had no doubt about the sleeves. Leslie, by the way is a great teacher. You should check her out if you haven’t already.

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Bishop sleeves are the thing right now and I love them. They add class to any top or dress.

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Simplicity 8513 Misses’ Knit Bodysuit

Which view did I make? View B

How many pieces to cut? 5

What size did I cut? Medium

What kind of fabric did I use? Fabric Stretch Velvet

Where did you purchase this fabric? Hobby Lobby

How much was the fabric per yard? Price per yard $4.99

Would I make this Bodysuit again? Yes, Yes, and Yes. I will be searching for fabric soon for the next one.

Army Green Off-the-Shoudler Maxi Dress Simplicity 8045

This Off-the-Shoudler Maxi Dress is a modified version of Simplicity 8045. I made it  without the top band. This dress was made for a Fashion Show that I participated in, in Los Angeles, CA, during the Mimi G Conference. It was a great experience but I was more nervous than I have ever been in my whole life.

I cut this in a size 10 and the fit was perfect, the only alterations needed were the length, I am a little bit on the shorter side, so most maxi dresses and or skirts require me to alter the length. The fabric used is a Army Green Knit from Michael Levine’s Fabric store.

This is one that I will make again for the Fall/Winter, if we ever get those seasons, right now it is 110 degrees on average for the next few days.